Figuriamoci! (Imagine ourselves)
If everything is still, everything moves.
I missed you my collector friends, I missed you my artist friends!
Periodically, in recent months, whenever possible, I would go back to the gallery to check that everything was in order. In the gallery nothing has changed as time has remained frozen along the edges of the walls waiting for everything to restart. Then in order to rearrange my ideas I would go to the warehouse and sit among the hundreds of well-kept and archived canvases, photographs and sculptures.
Then, just for fun, as if to challenge all that silence over the weeks and months, I began to surround myself with pictures and I began to place around me a small selection of works in which people were the central focus.
This simple exercise of "domestic" curating, after a lifetime spent on the art stage, reminded me of what a privilege this long uninterrupted dialogue had been for me. The works of art have given me the depths that I could not have explored and the breadths that I could not have grasped. To reopen the exhibition activity of Romberg contemporary art before being able to resume our routine of inaugurations, I decided to exhibit these works in the gallery in the coming months, without an inauguration, without a fixed closing date, without the rituals we followed before this great collective event that both united us while keeping us divided.
I am waiting for you to continue together with the works of Pablo Candiloro (Buenos Aires -Argentine-1976), Carlo De Meo (Maranola -Italy- 1966), Benedetto Di Francesco (Catania -Italy- 1969), Jonathan Di Furia (Latina -Italy- 1972), Alfio Giurato (Catania -Italy- 1978), Sebastiano Guerrera (Catania -Italy- 1964), Toru Hamada (Matsuyama -Japan- 1953) and Stefania Mileto (Bovolone -Italy- 1969).